SOCIETY FOR CONSTITUTIONAL INFORMATION: Philip Vyvyan of Launceston, Cornwall proposed member 18.7.1783 by John Jebb 2nded John Baynes
His father Richard Vyvyan of Tresmarrow, recorder of Launceston born 1701, married 16.7.1728 Philippa elder dau of Philip Piper of Tresmarrow, died 14.1.1771. Philip Pursan (or Puran) Vyvyan born 1.5.1731, married 22.9.1766 Mary dau & heiress of Sheldon Walter Esq of Tremeal, Cornwall, ("an accomplished young lady with a handsome fortune" London Eve Post 2.10.1766). Matric Oriel College, Oxford 1751 age 18, adm Middle Temple 1751,called to bar 1755. 1752 subscr as commoner of Oriel to Ballard's Memoirs of Several Ladies, 1757 to Conybeare's Sermons, 1758 to Borlase's Cornwall, 1762 to Dalby's Virtues of Cinnabar &c, 1766 member Socy for Encouragement of Arts &c, subscr 1778 to Pryce's Cornish Minerals, 1780 to Thomas Sheridan's Dictionary, 1785 to Chapple's Survey of Devon, 1786 to Polwhele's Theocritus. Pub Adv 9.11.1762 Town Clerk of Plymouth. London Chron 17.8.1769 he seconded motion for county meeting in Cornwall. Gazetteer 5.4.1776 subscr 2gns to distressed C of E clergy in America. Parker's Gen Adv 24.8.1782 Philip Vyvyan Esq owner of Liberty Walk, Launceston erected monument there to those inhabitants of Launceston who petitioned Parliament for a more equal representation. London Gazette 15.11.1788 sheriff of Cornwall. He was buried 27.3.1791 at Lawhitton. His will (not seen) Cornwall Record Office V/FW/17. His son Vyell born 12.7.1767 inherited baronetcy from older branch of family, see Burke's Peerage &c.